1. A

    Adding clover to permanent pasture.

    Thinking of entering low input grassland in CSS , what is the best way to add some clover to my permanent pasture for the sheep and what is the best time of year to do it. Cheers
  2. ColinV6

    GMB - Should schools ban meat.

    Well that’s my nice relaxing breakfast hour ruined as I turn on the TV and see an article being discussed about meat being banned in schools, and one school in Lancashire already has done so. Jesus wept!!!
  3. CPM RSS

    How intercropping could reduce N requirements

    Written by cpm from CPM Magazine Download PDF Just how could intercropping reduce nitrogen requirements? Intercropping expert and Kent grower Andy Howard explained at a Wessex Water farm meeting hosted by Dorset farmer John Hawkins. I never use nitrogen on intercrops, so it is an easy way of...
  4. Adeptandy


    Anyone watching ?
  5. stablegirl

    How much Winter Wheat is established with a plough?

    What % of Winter Wheat is still established with a plough? We farm in Cumbria and my guess would be as a county 90% will still be put in with a plough, what about in other parts of the country? Is there a national figure?
  6. T

    What tractor for ploughing 15 acres?

    I have just purchased a property with 15 acres of land and am interested in growing crops (animal farming does not interest me). I know I could hire equipment / get contractors in, but I want to be as independent as possible. What tractor would people suggest I buy? Ideally I would like an...
  7. D

    Forget being vegan, go planet-friendly regen (and you can still et meat)

    Can anyone copy and paste the content please for us cheapskates? https://www.telegraph.co.uk/food-and-drink/planet-friendly-diet-still-eat-meat/
  8. Defra Farming

    Farm visit: Hampden Bottom Farm, Buckinghamshire

    Farm visit: Hampden Bottom Farm, Buckinghamshire Written by Rob Arden Farm Facts Farm: Hampden Bottom Farm, Buckinghamshire Size and type of farm: 486 hectare tenanted arable farm Farmed by: Ian and Fiona Waller Main enterprises: Milling wheat, oilseed rape, spring beans with a small...
  9. Will 1594

    Cover crop graze or plough in

    Its oat mustard oil raddish ,and some stubble turnips ,which is better flail off plough in , or eat it off and have a bit of money , will go take a pic of it later ,its a good thick crop ,coming beet , stubble turnip grazing man does not want it as not near other fields and ,costnof moving...
  10. Agriland RSS

    Don’t forget – peas and beans are legumes

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland It’s sometimes easy for any farmer to overlook very basic facts, one being that peas and beans are legumes. The relevance of this last statement is brought into sharp focus given the prospect of many Irish tillage farmers looking towards the...
  11. paul&mandy

    Fattening lambs off grass

    Anyone do this on a fairly large scale? Will be for around 2000 lambs. Turnips will be possibly out of the loop. Any pointers for what seed mix to drill after rape either short term or longer term leys. I'm guessing the short term leys I could graze this autumn?
  12. Chris F

    Foresight Obesity System Map

    This was brought up at the OFC - it was part of a report used to find out why obesity exists in a population. I had no idea just how complex is was. A full scale version is here...
  13. Janet Hughes Defra

    New information about local nature recovery and landscape recovery

    Morning all and happy new year. Further to the information we published about the Sustainable Farming Incentive in December (see https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/sustainable-farming-incentive-how-the-scheme-will-work-in-2022), today we're publishing information about the 2 other new...
  14. D

    Large leaved W clover

    Has anybody grown it like red ie cut 3times then graze with a few sheep
  15. D

    AHDB can feck right off.

    We Eat Balanced 2022 starts today, so thought I would be a good little levy payer and share the social media. Well, that's not happening. WTF is it with this industry ? Why are we so utterly incapable of promoting ourselves - all of us - rather than this constant 'some farms are better than...
  16. Direct Driller Magazine

    Agronomist in Focus - Dick Neale from Hutchinsons

    Catch and cover crop choices play significant part in positive transition to Sustainable Farming Initiative When any new technique is employed its initial benchmark for success is a measure of the financial return it provides over the technique it replaces or enhances. In that respect cover...
  17. Direct Driller Magazine

    Cover crops to increase soil microbial diversity and mitigate decline in perennial agriculture

    Authored by Eric Vukicevich, Tom Lowery, Pat Bowen, José Ramon Úrbez-Torres & Miranda Hart Published in Agronomy for Sustainable Development volume 36, Article number: 48 (2016) Abstract Commercial perennial agriculture is prone to declining productivity due to negative plant-soil feedback...
  18. Direct Driller Magazine

    Durham farm trials put solid science into biological farming

    Durham farm trials put solid science into biological farming Spring barley profits from improved soil biology and structure Detailed trials assessing a broad range of regenerative farming strategies on a progressive Durham farm are putting some solid science into efforts to improve arable...
  19. Direct Driller Magazine

    The Journey into Regenerative Farming

    The Journey into Regenerative Farming Written by William Waterfield from The Farm Consultancy Group The ending of BPS in 2027 and the knowledge that the income received from BPS will be halved in 2025 is a making a lot of arable farmers review their business. Combine this with the last DEFRA...
  20. S

    Carbon footprint /offset

    How are mixed farms planning to deal with this? If you are owner occupier there are more options I think like planting poorer ground with trees etc. What would you do as a tenant when all woods trees etc belong to the land owner estate etc. I am struggling to know what to do here 🤷🏻‍♂️